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Dailey & Vincent Lead BMI List of IBMA Nominees

Posted in News on August 18, 2010
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The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced nominees for the 2010 International Bluegrass Music Awards, and BMI songwriters, artists and musicians lead the list. The prestigious trophies will be handed out Thursday, September 30, 2010, at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, during World of Bluegrass week, September 27 – October 3.

Reigning two-time Entertainers of the Year Dailey & Vincent earned an impressive 10 nominations, including Entertainer, Vocal Group and Album of the Year for their acclaimed Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers, as well as Song (“Elizabeth”), Recorded Event (“Give This Message to Your Heart” with Larry Stephenson) and Gospel Recorded Event (“Don’t You Wanna Go to Heaven”). Jamie Dailey also earned an individual Male Vocalist nod, while Darrin Vincent will vie in the Bass Player field.

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out follow with six nominations, including Entertainer, Song [“Hard Rock Mountain Prison (‘Till I Die)],” and Album of the Year for IIIrd Tyme Out. Moore was also tapped in the Male Vocalist of the Year category.

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper and Sam Bush both garnered five nods. Seven-time Fiddle Player of the Year Michael Cleveland is up for yet another run at that title, while he and the band will compete for Entertainer, Instrumental Group, Bass Player (Marshall Wilborn) and Mandolin Player (Jesse Brock) of the Year. Newgrasser Sam Bush and his band are up for Instrumental Group of the Year, Instrumental Recorded Performance (“Blue Mountain”), Mandolin Player of the Year, and Song of the Year for “The Ballad of Stringbean and Estelle,” which Bush co-wrote. The group’s latest release Circles Around Me also earned an Album of the Year nod.

The Gibson Brothers, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder and Del McCoury Band each received three nods.

Legendary BMI songwriter and influential banjo and fiddle player John Hartford will be inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, as will the late Louise Scruggs, the wife of BMI pioneer Earl Scruggs who forged an unprecedented path as business manager of Flatt & Scruggs, The Earl Scruggs Revue and Earl Scruggs Family & Friends.

For more information and a complete list of nominees, please visit ibma.org.

2010 IBMA Awards
BMI Nominees

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Dailey & Vincent
The Del McCoury Band
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Blue Highway
Dailey & Vincent
The Gibson Brothers
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

INSTRUMENTAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Blue Highway
Sam Bush Band
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
The Infamous Stringdusters
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Jamie Dailey
Russell Moore
Junior Sisk
Dan Tyminski

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Dale Ann Bradley
Sonya Isaacs
Alison Krauss
Patty Loveless
Claire Lynch

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Recording Title, Artist(s), Producer(s), Label

Circles Around Me, Sam Bush (artist & producer), Sugar Hill

Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers, Dailey & Vincent (artists), Jamie Dailey & Darrin Vincent (producers), Cracker Barrel/Rounder

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out (artists & producers), Rural Rhythm

Ring the Bell, The Gibson Brothers (artists and producers), Compass

SONG OF THE YEAR
Song Title, Artist(s), Songwriter(s)

“Elizabeth,” Dailey & Vincent (artists), Lester James Fortune (songwriter)

“Hard Rock Mountain Prison (‘Till I Die),” Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out (artists); Ray Edwards, Larry Cox & Terry Foust (songwriters)

“My Florida Sunshine,” Claire Lynch (artist), Bill Monroe (songwriter)

“Ring the Bell,” The Gibson Brothers (artists)

“The Ballad of Stringbean and Estelle;” Sam Bush (artist); Sam Bush (co-writer)

RECORDED EVENT OF THE YEAR
Song Title, Featured Artists, Producer(s), Label

“Bleeding for a Little Peace of Mind,” Blue Highway (artists), Blue Highway (producers), Rounder

“Give This Message to Your Heart,” Larry Stephenson featuring Dailey & Vincent (artists), Larry Stephenson (co-producer), Whysper Dream

“I’m Blue, I’m Lonesome,” featuring Hank Williams, Jr.; Rounder

“Talk to Me Lonesome Heart,” Larry Stephenson featuring Connie Smith & Marty Stuart (artists), Larry Stephenson (co-producer), Whysper Dream

“That’s What Makes You Strong,” Claire Lynch (artist), Claire Lynch (producer), Rounder

GOSPEL RECORDED PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Song Title, Artist(s), Songwriter(s), Producer, Label

“Don’t You Wanna Go to Heaven,” Dailey & Vincent (artists), David Marshall (songwriter), Jamie Dailey & Darrin Vincent (producers), Rounder Records

“I Just Want to Thank You Lord,” Larry Sparks (artist, producer), Judy Marshall (songwriter), Rural Rhythm

“Light on My Feet, Ready to Fly,” Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (artists), Doyle Lawson (producer), Horizon

“Ring the Bell,” The Gibson Brothers (artists), The Gibson Brothers (producers), Compass

“The Eastern Gate,” Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out (artists, producers), Rural Rhythm

INSTRUMENTAL RECORDED PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Tune Title, Artist(s), Songwriter, Producer(s), Label

“Blue Mountain,” Sam Bush (artist, songwriter, producer), Sugar Hill

“Blue Rock Slide,” The Grascals (artists, producers), Danny Roberts, Kristin Scott Benson & Jeremy Abshire (songwriters), Rounder

“Cherokee Shuffle,” Josh Williams (artist, producer), Tommy Jackson (songwriter), Pinecastle

“Durang’s Hornpipe,” Adam Steffey (artist), Sugar Hill

“Mourning Dove,” Ronnie Bowman (producer), Rebel

EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Balsam Range
Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice
Josh Williams Band

INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMERS OF THE YEAR

BANJO
Kristin Scott Benson
J.D. Crowe
Ron Stewart

BASS
Missy Raines
Darrin Vincent
Marshall Wilborn

FIDDLE
Jason Carter
Michael Cleveland
Stuart Duncan
Ron Stewart

DOBRO
Mike Auldridge
Jerry Douglas
Andy Hall
Rob Ickes
Randy Kohrs

GUITAR
Tony Rice
Bryan Sutton
Josh Williams

MANDOLIN
Jesse Brock
Sam Bush
Ronnie McCoury
Adam Steffey

BLUEGRASS BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR
Chris Jones; Sirius XM Satellite Radio; Nashville, Tenn.

PRINT MEDIA PERSON OF THE YEAR
Dr. Ralph Stanley, co-author of Man of Constant Sorrow: My Life and Times (Gotham)

LINER NOTES FOR RECORDED PROJECT

Singing from the Heart, Dailey & Vincent (artists), Rounder (label)

Appalachia Music from Home, Ralph Stanley, Robin & Linda Williams, Blue Highway & More (artists), Lonesome Records (label)

BEST GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR RECORDED PROJECT

Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers, Cracker Barrel/Rounder (label)

Appalachia Music from Home, Ralph Stanley, Robin & Linda Williams, Blue Highway & More (artists), Lonesome Records (label)

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
John Hartford

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS
Benjamin F. “Tex” Logan
Lynn Morris